senate Bill S4492

Relates to the senior center assessment required of the state office for the aging

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 07 / Apr / 2011
    • REFERRED TO AGING
  • 11 / Apr / 2011
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 16 / Jun / 2011
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 16 / Jun / 2011
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1315
  • 16 / Jun / 2011
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A6733

Summary

Relates to senior centers and requires the state office for the aging to include in its report an assessment of the condition of the senior center network throughout the state and the effect on quality of life for older adults who attend a senior center compared with those that do not.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6733
Versions:
S4492
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง213, Eld L

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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S4492 REVISED

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the elder law, in relation to the senior center assessment
required of the state office for the aging

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
This bill would add to the assessment that SOFA performs on its own
programs. It would require SOFA to assess the condition of the senior
center network across the state and include any recommendation on
ways to support and strengthen the network. It also would require a
report on the effect of quality of life for older adults who attend a
senior center compared to those that do not.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1 amends paragraph b and c of subdivision 2 of section 2 J 3 of
the elder law.

Section 2 amends subdivision 3 of section 2 J 3 of the elder law by
adding a new paragraph k.

Section 3 sets the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
Senior centers are vital parts of communities in the state of New York.
These centers provide hot meals, social interaction, transportation
services, and case management, amongst other valuable services.
Without these centers, many seniors would be left in isolation. This
bill requires SOFA to assess senior centers in addition to the
already on-going assessments they perform on programs that serve the
elderly. Any improvements the state can make in these vital services
will directly benefit some of the state's most deserving citizens.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
This is a new Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Yet to be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4492

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 7, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. VALESKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Aging

AN ACT to amend the elder law, in relation to the senior center  assess-
  ment required of the state office for the aging

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Paragraphs (b) and (c) of subdivision 2 of section  213  of
the  elder  law  are amended and a new paragraph (d) is added to read as
follows:
  (b) Assess the effectiveness  of  the  community  services  for  aging
program  pursuant to section two hundred fourteen of this title in coor-
dinating and improving the local delivery of services  to  the  elderly;
[and]
  (c)  Include  recommendation  for  expanding  or  replicating  service
programs that have been determined effective in  helping  needy  elderly
remain in the community and to avoid institutional care[.]; AND
  (D) ASSESS THE CONDITION OF THE SENIOR CENTER NETWORK ACROSS THE STATE
AND  INCLUDE  ANY RECOMMENDATIONS ON WAYS TO SUPPORT AND STRENGTHEN THAT
NETWORK.
  S 2. Subdivision 3 of section 213 of  the  elder  law  is  amended  by
adding a new paragraph (k) to read as follows:
  (K)  A  REPORT  ON  THE EFFECT ON QUALITY OF LIFE FOR OLDER ADULTS WHO
ATTEND A SENIOR CENTER IN THEIR LOCAL COMMUNITY AS COMPARED TO THOSE WHO
DO NOT ATTEND A SENIOR CENTER, TAKING INTO ACCOUNT  THE  DISTANCE  OLDER
ADULTS MUST TRAVEL TO REACH A CENTER.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10451-01-1

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